With his Viticulture Diploma safely tucked in his pocket, Denis embarks upon a ‘round the world’ winemaking adventure before taking over the family Domain in Fuisse. After successfully converting the property to organic standards/status, in 2006 he decides to start up his own Domain, starting with only one modest hectare of vineyard in Vire-Clessé. Today Denis has been established as one of the most exciting winemaker in the Maconnais. His wines follow the principles of biodynamic, manual & horse ploughing and now with a brand-newly-built winery at his disposal, Denis’ wines are some of the mostly acclaimed in the Pouilly-Fuisse appellation.
Vineyard & Vinification Note
Anchored in the villages of Solutre and Vergisson between 350 and 450 meters above sea level, these vines produce wines of great finesse.
Vines: 45 years old
Soil: Marnes du Lias (Jurassique inférieur)
Exposure : East and South-East
Harvest: by hand in 20kg crates, whole bunch pressing
Vinification and ageing: indigenous yeasts in new, 1, 2,3 and 4 years old barrels
Fresh nose with aromas of citrus fruit, white flowers, ripe yellow fruit. Full-bodied and structured, it has ripe tropical fruits, apricots and peaches as well as a more tangy, mineral texture. Very elegant and balanced wine. Vegan.
The 2018 Pouilly-Fuissé Secret Minéral has turned out beautifully, opening in the glass with a pretty bouquet of pear, vine blossom, mandarin orange and fresh pastry. Medium to full-bodied, satiny and pure, it’s beautifully seamless and precise, with a lively spine of acidity and a long, elegantly sapid finish. More supple and immediate than either the 2017 or 2016, the 2018 will drink immensely well out of the gates. 93 Points, William Kelley, June 2020
This wine will be perfect with seafood mussels, clams, prawns, oysters, lobster, sushi and carpaccio